10:38 PM EST, Mon November 18, 2019
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‘Valentine’s Views’ podcast: Assessing Daniel Jones

‘Valentine’s Views’ podcast: Assessing Daniel Jones

Photo by Al Bello/ Quarterback coach Tony Racioppi offers his insight The 2-8 New York Giants hope to see improvement over the final six games of the 2019 season. The ball security of rookie quarterback Daniel Jones is one area where improvement is needed. To help assess what we have seen seen, and what we still need to see from Jones, quarterback trainer Tony Racioppi joined the ‘Valentine’s Views’ podcast. You might remember that during the offseason Racioppi trains former Giants Davis Webb. Listen to the full episode below: How to subscribe You can find and subscribe to Big...
9 hours ago
Giants’ injury updates, 11/18: Evan Engram out of walking boot

Giants’ injury updates, 11/18: Evan Engram out of walking boot

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ Latest on Mike Remmers, players in concussion protocol The New York Giants are back to work after their bye week, preparing for a Week 12 trip to the Windy City to face the Chicago Bears. The Giants don’t have to release an injury report until Wednesday, but reports coming from practice on Monday indicated some encouraging news for several injured Giants players. Tight end Evan Engram, who missed the game against the New York Jets with a mid-foot sprain, is making progress. Engram told media he had a two- to four-week diagnosis. Evan Engram (foot) came out of...
10 hours ago
Giants-Bears opening odds: New York predicted to be 7-point underdogs to Chicago

Giants-Bears opening odds: New York predicted to be 7-point underdogs to Chicago

Giants look to snap six-game skid as they visit Chicago Sunday The New York Giants are coming off of a bye week that felt even longer due to a 34-27 loss to the rival New York Jets on November 10. With the extra week to think and soak in the six-game losing streak, the Giants also had some additional time to prepare to face the Chicago Bears Sunday. The Giants, per BetOnline, are predicted to be 7-point underdogs to the Bears this weekend at Soldier Field. Two weeks ago, the Giants were predicted to be 2-point favorites over the Jets - and look how that turned out. The Bears are coming...
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Eli Manning: Could Manning be the Chicago Bears’ QB answer in 2020?

Eli Manning: Could Manning be the Chicago Bears’ QB answer in 2020?

Photo by Elsa/ Could Manning finish his career in the Windy City? If you spend enough time alone with your thoughts during the holiday season, your mind inevitably wanders towards your own legacy. Perhaps it is a function of the time spent with family and friends. Perhaps it is due to the passage of another calendar year. In my own case, an early January birthday accelerates this process. But every holiday season I end up at some point wondering about the meaning of it all, and contemplating the bigger picture. Those feelings might be stronger for many as a decade draws to a close this...
12 hours ago
How does the injury to Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa complicate the Giants’ draft scenarios?

How does the injury to Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa complicate the Giants’ draft scenarios?

Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports The injury to Tua Tagovailoa threw the entire first round into doubt For the second time in two weeks, the football landscape has been rocked by news revolving around the University Of Alabama. Last week it was their loss to LSU, re-framing the college football playoff picture to exclude Alabama for the first time ever. This week it is the injury to ‘Bama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. Tua has long been expected to be QB-1 in the 2020 draft class, showing all the traits of a franchise quarter back after a historic career in Alabama. Granted, that status was...
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Giants news, 11/18: Rookie class, Saquon’s year, Kaepernick fallout, more

Giants news, 11/18: Rookie class, Saquon’s year, Kaepernick fallout, more

Photo by Michael Hickey/ Let’s get to your Monday headlines Good morning, New York Giants fans! Here are some of the headlines as the Giants get back to work after their bye week. NY Giants: How does the 2019 rookie draft class stack up? Saquon Barkley is biggest disappointment of Giants season Forgotten Giants rookie Julian Love is itching for a chance Here’s why Giants reversed course and skipped Colin Kaepernick’s workout - nj.com Colin Kaepernick: NFL job chance might be over after workout drama Colin Kaepernick: NFL created created 'circus,' league friends say BBV...
Nov 17, 2019
Ex-NFL executive Jeff Diamond opines on Dave Gettleman, Pat Shurmur, Giants’ future

Ex-NFL executive Jeff Diamond opines on Dave Gettleman, Pat Shurmur, Giants’ future

Photo by Al Bello/ Diamond was NFL executive of the year with Vikings in 1998 GM Dave Gettleman should be more accessible, the loss to the New York Jets was damaging for Gettleman and coach Pat Shurmur, and the upcoming offseason is critical for the New York Giants. Those were among the thoughts shared by Jeff Diamond, former vice president and general manager of the Minnesota Vikings and former president of the Tennessee Titans, on the ‘Valentine’s Views’ podcast. Diamond was NFL Executive of the Year in 1998. Here are some of the highlights of my recent conversation with...
Nov 17, 2019
‘Valentine’s Views:’ Tua Tagovailoa injury, Myles Garrett, more

‘Valentine’s Views:’ Tua Tagovailoa injury, Myles Garrett, more

Photo by Wesley Hitt/ A few random observations for a Sunday without a Giants game Here are a few things I’m thinking about as we roll through an NFL weekend without a New York Giants game. The Tua Tagovailoa injury First off, let’s hope that young man is eventually able to have the fantastic and profitable NFL career it looked like he was headed toward until he crashed to the ground with a devastating hip injury on Saturday afternoon. Former NFL team physician Dr. David Chao said on Sirius XM that the injury is “career threatening, but let’s not go career ending, yet.” There...
Nov 17, 2019
Week 11 NFL viewing guide for New York Giants fans

Week 11 NFL viewing guide for New York Giants fans

LA Rams cheerleaders | Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Let’s see what you can watch today Here is a look at Sunday’s NFL Week 11 schedule, through a New York Giants-tinted perspective. 1 p.m. ET Houston Texas (6-3) at Baltimore Ravens (7-2) Atlanta Falcons (2-7) at Carolina Panthers (5-4) — If you’re into rooting for nothing but a higher draft pick at this point, you’re rooting for the Panthers. Dallas Cowboys (5-4) at Detroit Lions (3-5-1) — You know you can’t root for Dallas. Jacksonville Jaguars (4-5) at Indianapolis Colts (5-4) Buffalo Bills (6-3) at Miami Dolphins (2-7) —...
Nov 16, 2019
College football week 12 - Games and players to watch

College football week 12 - Games and players to watch

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports Games and players to watch while the Giants are on their bye Good morning and happy Saturday New York Giants fans! While we’re enjoying the Giants’ bye week, collge football is running headlong into the final stretch of their regular season. This week we saw the current official rankings released, and Alabama’s loss to LSU appears to be hugely consequential. With LSU, Ohio State, Clemson, and Georgia rounding out the top four, we could have our first College Football Playoff without Alabama. To put that in context, that would be like having the NFL...
Nov 16, 2019
BBV mailbag, 11/16: Assistant coaches, Daniel Jones, Colin Kaepernick, more

BBV mailbag, 11/16: Assistant coaches, Daniel Jones, Colin Kaepernick, more

The mail’s here! The Big Blue View mailbag was filled this week with lots of “questions” that were really nothing more than long, emotional rants from New York Giants fans needing to vent their frustrations with the team having to a 2-8 record. I’m glad folks got to vent, but that has left us with a dearth of real questions for this weekend. Let’s take a look, though, and see what real questions I can try to answer. Robert J. Simon asks: I saw that Bruce Arians just released CB Vernon Hargreaves for what was deemed to be a lack of hustle. Do you think Pat Shurmur’s lack of...
Nov 16, 2019
Giants news, 11/16: Dexter Lawrence, Dave Gettleman’s silence, more

Giants news, 11/16: Dexter Lawrence, Dave Gettleman’s silence, more

Photo by Michael Hickey/ Let’s get to your Saturday headlines Good morning, New York Giants fans! While you’re enjoying your weekend and getting ready for a Saturday filled with college football games, here are some Giants headlines for your reading pleasure. At least this Giants rookie gives Dave Gettleman reason for optimism in another lost season - nj.com This is about Dexter Lawrence, chosen with the 17th overall pick. The more we see of Lawrence the harder it is to argue with the decision to select him. Bye week silence from Giants' leadership is deafening What concerns me...
Nov 15, 2019
Myles Garrett suspended indefinitely

Myles Garrett suspended indefinitely

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports Discuss the punishment for the Brows’ defensive end The NFL has indefinitely suspended Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett for his actions Thursday night in ripping off the helmet of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph and hitting him in the head with it. Use this ongoing thread to discuss the action, and the NFL’s reaction. Steelers, Browns organizations each fined $250,000. Browns' Garrett, Ogunjobi & Steelers' Pouncey suspended. pic.twitter.com/HJ4Qnc4xsY— Michael Signora (@NFLfootballinfo) November 15, 2019 Pittsburgh Stelers...
Nov 15, 2019
The curious case of Markus Golden -- just how good has he been this season?

The curious case of Markus Golden -- just how good has he been this season?

Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports Taking a closer look at how Markus Golden wins The New York Giants have struggled mightily on defense in 2019. They have struggled to hold even ailing offenses in check and have often failed to get off the field when they absolutely needed to do so. The Giants’ rebuilt secondary has struggled to hold up while the defensive front hasn’t produced consistent pressure. We recently saw that the Giants have struggled to generate pressure when not blitzing, and have struggled to hold passers in check when they do blitz. That being said, we have seen free...
Nov 15, 2019
Giants news, 11/15: An Eli Manning farewell, trademarking ‘Danny Dimes,’ more

Giants news, 11/15: An Eli Manning farewell, trademarking ‘Danny Dimes,’ more

Photo by Michael Hickey/ Let’s get to your Friday headlines Good morning, New York Giants fans! Giants have no way to salvage the Eli Manning farewell Paul Schwartz writes that a ceremonial start or appearance by Manning before the end of the season is unlikely to happen. “Eli’s not into playing that game,” one insider says. “He’s into playing the game the way it’s supposed to be played.” Manning, the insider said, would view a last-start spectacle as “ceremonial nonsense” and that he has given “zero thought to that” and “he would not want any part of that.”...